Mechanical Engineering

Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

  • Career Cornerstone Center: The site offers comprehensive lists of employers by scientific discipline, which can be a good starting point in a job search.  In addition, there are career profiles of engineers currently in the field.
  • Engineering Central: Lists engineering jobs, with a special page just for entry-level postings and job banks for each category of engineering.
  • Engineer Info: Millions of jobs from thousands of websites including Monster, Careerbuilder, Hotjobs and Dice.
  • EngineeringJobs.com: The site offers job databases, resume postings and professional societies. 
  • Mechanical Engineer: This website provides mechanical engineering job listings.
  • NSF's REU Program: The National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students at various universities through its REU program.
  • WISE: The Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program sends outstanding engineering students to spend ten weeks in D.C. to learn how government officials make decisions on technological issues.

Selected Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.  The website includes job board, career resources and salary information. You must be a member to post your resume or apply for jobs online.
  • NAMEPA: A national network of educators and representatives from industry, government and nonprofit organizations who share a common commitment to improving the recruitment and retention of African Americans, Hispanics and American Indians earning degrees in engineering. Offers scholarships, conferences and resources. 
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" 
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): NSBE is one of the largest student-run organizations in the country and is active both regional and national level. The website offers job database and resume posting service for members.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE): SHPE is the Source for Quality Hispanic Engineers and Technical Talent providing professional development opportunities and promoting academic excellence.  The website offers scholarships to current students. 
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE): SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering. The site includes resume posting service and job listings for members as well as scholarship opportunities.